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Obama’s high school pot-smoking detailed in Maraniss book
The Ticket ^ | 05/25/2012 | Olivier Knox

Posted on 05/26/2012 6:32:36 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly

Bill Clinton he was not. When it came to smoking pot, the teenage Barack Obama had rules. You had to embrace "total absorption" or face a penalty. When you smoked in the car, "the windows had to be rolled up." And he could horn his way in, calling out "Intercepted!" and grab the joint out of turn.

Best-selling author David Maraniss' "Barack Obama: The Story" describes the future president's teenage antics, notably his copious marijuana smoking, details of which were published early Friday by Buzzfeed. While the book won't be released until June 19, vast sections of it were already available Friday on Google Books.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cannabis; drugs; drugwar; education; marijuana; obama; pot; warondrugs; wod; wodlist; wosd
FUBO...this guy has ALWAYS been a loser it seems. Just wish the rest of the country would realize it.
1 posted on 05/26/2012 6:32:44 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

Just another aspect of Obama the mainstream media will not cover.


2 posted on 05/26/2012 6:36:38 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

Not only did he “intercept” it, he probably bogarted the joint as well.


3 posted on 05/26/2012 6:55:49 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

Not only did he “intercept” it, he probably bogarted the joint as well.


4 posted on 05/26/2012 6:58:18 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

Too bad he never got arrested. We wouldn’t be having this conversation.


5 posted on 05/26/2012 7:03:24 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

Wonder what his rules were for snorting those lines of coke? How sad a day it is in America that a man like this can be elected to the highest office in the land . . . and the media and the left worship at his feet.


6 posted on 05/26/2012 7:05:38 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: kjo

Just an observation. But a pothead kid who is sitting in a private high school....probably graduates only because they inflate the grades. The pothead goes off to Occidental College for two years....mostly smoking pot and probably failing at least a quarter of all classes that he takes. He’s asked to leave by the end of the second year (my humble guess), then Columbia University easily accepts him?

The whole story here is a bogus transfer document that someone fixed up with swell grades and some dimwit at Columbia easily accepts without question. If Columbia had knew his actual grades....they never would have accepted him. At the very least, he would have had to repeat one entire year to make up for grades, which he didn’t (timelines just don’t show that).


7 posted on 05/26/2012 7:05:38 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

Obama’s attitude, conduct and mannerisms remind me so much of the dopers I have come across in life - especially the self righteous, know-it-all communist/socialist/leftists in college.

He is so typical of the activist doper contingent who get a free ride, have little hands on experience or success in the world, but have all the answers about everything.

It is easy to pick these dopers out of the crowd: they spew all the Marxist cliches and as they look down their coke-burned noses at us they can barely disguise their contempt for us lesser beings.

Think of another typical heavy doper leftist we all know - Al Gore. He, Obama and other doper/lefties all display the same arrogance aa they strut and preen like peacocks and speak down to us with lofty superiority.

They rarely hear the laughter they generate.


8 posted on 05/26/2012 7:12:25 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If you want total security go to prison. The only thing lacking is freedom. D. D. Eisenhower)
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To: unixfox

That’s pretty much what Penn Jillette said in his great rant against BHO’s çavalier statements on his enjoyment of multiple drugs. Penn was quoted on Rush and appeared on Hannity earlier this week.


9 posted on 05/26/2012 7:25:27 AM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly
The Story" describes the future president's teenage antics, notably his copious marijuana smoking, details of which were published early Friday by Buzzfeed.

I cannot help but wonder whether the long-term symptoms associated with youthful copious marijuana smoking, have started to show up in President Obama's health record.

It may explain his miscues (57 states, talking about his two "sons," etc.), his desperate need for a teleprompter, potential short-term memory loss, and other drug caused behaviors?

Not to mention the long term affect of carcinogens in marijuana smoke that get ingested into the body organs. Is there any data/study about the harmful affects, or has that information been buried by the medical marijuana crowd and their money sources?

10 posted on 05/26/2012 7:29:57 AM PDT by olezip
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly
But.. but.. hey! All this happened before he was president. We have to stick to the economy.

Even if it turns out that he murdered people don't talk about it. You want the Romney campaign to be called racist?

(Oh, BTW anything new on how many others Romney roughed up in kindergarten?)

11 posted on 05/26/2012 7:30:44 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: unixfox

not arrested -

how do we know he wasn’t and it was fixed?


12 posted on 05/26/2012 7:33:58 AM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: olezip

(57 states, talking about his two “sons,” etc.),-—
it might be he still uses on occasion. Thus, the teleprompters to keep on track.


13 posted on 05/26/2012 7:36:34 AM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

None of this will matter to Those Who Worship him. NOTHING will matter to those people.


14 posted on 05/26/2012 7:55:05 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: pepsionice

Re: Obama at Occindental; rumors continue that he lived in the foreign student dorm.

Does anyone believe that ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and Fox don’t have the money or manpower to check these stories out? What are they afraid of? My guess is...the truth.

Imagine if Obama is discovered to have been a foreign student affirmative action acceptee? His entire biography collapses. This leads to questions about his birth certificate...and social security card...and his draft registration.

It’d be over. I honestly believe the Dem campaign team would commit murder to keep this stuff from coming out. Just ask Andrew...oh wait...

...something very criminal is going on.


15 posted on 05/26/2012 7:55:55 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

To think the Washington Post spent thousands of words in an above the fold story to report on Romney possibly having been involved in a hazing incident where (gasp) a kids hair may have been cut while Obama’s high school days were like a Cheech and Chong movie and nothing is said. Somehow being involved in some minor hazing incident doesn’t reflect nearly as bad on one’s character as spending most of your high school days stoned.


16 posted on 05/26/2012 7:56:53 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: olezip

As a teenager and young man, I foolishly smoked a lot of marijuana. I now despise pot, have not gotten high since October 20, 1986, and never will again. By God’s grace I was able to walk away from it and never look back. To your point, 25 years later I can notice the short term memory loss resulting from heavy marijuana use. I thank God that He has restored and preserved my intellect, but there is definitely a residual effect. As someone from my generation, I would be shocked if Obama had not ever smoked pot. I can say with 100% certainty that if he was a chronic pot smoker in his youth, his mental processes have been compromised.


17 posted on 05/26/2012 8:00:33 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

wow, the guy who couldn’t qualify to be on the S. Ct is top dog. Unbelievable


18 posted on 05/26/2012 8:07:43 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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It was nice of him to thank his drug dealer, Ray, in his yearbook.
19 posted on 05/26/2012 8:39:58 AM PDT by Casie
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

This thread has a lot of good posts in it. Good writing, everyone.


20 posted on 05/26/2012 8:46:07 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Surrounded_too

Good point. Seems like everything else surrounding this guy has been “fixed”


21 posted on 05/26/2012 8:52:38 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Qwackertoo
Agree completely.

What an absolute horrible message to send to the youth of America.

We have an admitted criminal in the Whitehouse. How is that even possible?

22 posted on 05/26/2012 9:00:02 AM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: unixfox
Too bad he never got arrested. We wouldn’t be having this conversation.

How do we know he wasn't?

If he had been arrested, we wouldn't know about it, since, before he started running for the senate, and especially for president, there would have been huge efforts to scrub or expunge any damaging facts in his past, especially arrest records.

We don't know about his college records or about his teenage years or about his whereabouts when he was "calling it in" while a state senator in Illinois. So, it's doubtful that, things such as his arrest records, if any, wouldn't have been hidden from public scrutiny as well.
23 posted on 05/26/2012 9:08:16 AM PDT by adorno
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly
Ah!!!!! School days memories come flooding.

I and a bunch of my friends, smoked pot just like "Barry" did, at least for a time.(my drug of choice was alochol, "jack in the black", if you please) And I was considerd a redneck/"hood" at the time and not a "stoner,".

And my guess is half the school I went to at least tried pot and this was not a left coast liberal area but at an conservative, the buckle of the Bible Belt state.

If you didn't either you were really "uptight" or just couldn't find it(you weren't looking very hard)

IMHO "Barry" was "hotboxing" (faking) toking the "doobies" at least some of the time.

The real stoners I knew that went to school and contined the habit are dead or working at dead end jobs.

Of course, none of them had connections to get them into high priced universities and were vanilla white poor trash.


24 posted on 05/26/2012 10:05:54 AM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: adorno; unixfox
Too bad he never got arrested. We wouldn’t be having this conversation.

How do we know he wasn't?



Arrested? In uber-liberal Hawaii on pot charges?

I imagine the cop would asked where he("Barry") got the fine bud, maaaaan.(Best "Cheech and Chong imatation)
25 posted on 05/26/2012 10:10:31 AM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: pepsionice
Or he did just well enough to pass and -- with enough playing up to teachers and the advantages given to minority students -- to get a transfer.

Without a lot of cockiness and BS'ing and affirmative action, he might not have made it through, but with enough, it's just possible that he did.

It would be nice if everybody we didn't like came undone and had to cheat to get through school, but it doesn't always happen like that (unless you want to call affirmative action itself cheating).

26 posted on 05/26/2012 11:00:41 AM PDT by x
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly; All
ZerObama In 1980, while a freshman at Occidental College in Los Angeles.

Notice the wedding ring?


27 posted on 05/26/2012 11:23:05 AM PDT by QT3.14 (Never Argue With A LIBERAL...They Will Drag You Down To Their Level, Then Beat You With Experience!)
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To: kjo
Does anyone believe that ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and Fox don’t have the money or manpower to check these stories out? What are they afraid of? My guess is...the truth.

Most had the time and money to expose the Palin family.

Revealing the truth? It reminds me of this quote believed uttered by Orwell:

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

28 posted on 05/26/2012 11:30:50 AM PDT by QT3.14 (u)
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To: RedMonqey
And my guess is half the school I went to at least tried pot and this was not a left coast liberal area but at an conservative, the buckle of the Bible Belt state.

Not possible - every other FReeper on this thread has assured us that pot is exclusively a liberal vice.

29 posted on 05/26/2012 12:12:40 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("When I was young and irresponsible, I was young and irresponsible." - George W. Bush)
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To: pepsionice
a pothead kid who is sitting in a private high school....probably graduates only because they inflate the grades.

Except the ones who get 1540 on their SATs and get admitted to MIT (and graduate).

30 posted on 05/26/2012 12:15:47 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("When I was young and irresponsible, I was young and irresponsible." - George W. Bush)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies
Not possible - every other FReeper on this thread has assured us that pot is exclusively a liberal vice.

Yeah I know of a few people who didn't do things like this(because of overly strict parents) and some went horribly wild or their "spirit" broke and become timid as rabbits. Some of the "rabbits" turned out to be bitter adults who were very judgmental of those who didn't live an "exemplar" life as they did.

I'll let you to "read between the lines."

Despite all the stupid things I did when I was young I only regret a few things.

Smoking pot isn't high(no pun) on the list.

Like the Amish, I had my "Rumspringa" period and let the "wildness run itself out."

I had a heck of a lot of fun. But I also saw enough of "The Other Side" to know it was ultimately a bad path to take.

My parents attitude was very forgiving about my lapses of judgment, saying to me "If you're going to act like an adult, you're going to be held responsible like an adult."

Meaning "Don't call us to bail you out"

It was the beginning of my first step into becoming an staunch conservative.

To quote from the Bible: "When I was a child I spoke as a child I understood as a child I thought as a child; but when I became a man I put away childish things." I Cor. xiii. 11.

I can understand "youthful indiscretions" like Romney's and Obama's. I'm more worried about their foolish acts as an adult.
31 posted on 05/27/2012 7:54:04 AM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: x
Or he did just well enough to pass and -- with enough playing up to teachers and the advantages given to minority students -- to get a transfer.

Agreed.

We know he isn't above "composite..ing" the facts to his advantage and like Bill Clinton, can charm the birds out of the trees.

And I can see a young "Barry" playing the "Pity card" to a few young, naive teachers with "white guilt complex" to bump up a few points for a better grade and excuse a missed test because of "unexplained absences."

Nope, not hard to do at all.
32 posted on 05/27/2012 8:08:19 AM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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